A desperate father takes the law into his own hands after police fail to find two kidnapped girls.
" A spellbinding, sensationally effective thriller with a complex moral center that marks a grand-slam English-lingo debut for the gifted Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve. "
" Viewers who see the movie will find it absolutely riveting, and this is a tribute to the filmmaker's skill and to the excellent cast that brings the story to life. "
" It's rooted in 40 years of Hollywood revenge films, yet it also breaks audacious new ground. "
" Denis Villeneuve's film requires and rewards your attention in equal measure. "
" a movie whose execution and performances are admirable, but its eventual concession to monologuing villains and life-or-death standoffs undermines the honest and substantive character work that precedes it. "
" Villeneuve is trying like hell to elevate what turns out to be a dumb genre picture...Prisoners is a long sentence. "
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